National Statistics from Fire Door Safety Week

Fire Door Maintenance

In 2016, research from Fire Door Safety Week revealed that commercial buildings are the most likely of buildings to break fire door safety regulations and therefore putting occupiers at risk. Further details reported that over the past few years, 93% of tradespeople working on site witnessed fire doors being propped open illegally in a commercial or public building.

63% proclaimed that common faults in these buildings were fire doors not closing properly and 73% said that the biggest problem was that many doors did not have intumescent seals which is vital for the fire doors performance. Additional issues included fire doors not closing properly (63%), incorrect signage (49%), general wear and tear (47%) and loose or faulty latches (30%).

“It is great to see a campaign that doesn’t just point the finger, but focuses on what we need to know so that we can all encourage best practice. To make a difference, we all need to take responsibility and report signs of wear and tear and where fire doors are not being used properly. I welcome the continued efforts of all of those involved in the campaign and am very pleased to lend my support.”

Brandon Lewis MP, Fire Minister

An effective, planned maintenance schedule would certainly improve the longterm performance of installed fire doors. As a result of correctly maintaining fire doors, not only is the risk to the building users reduced, but the operational life of the door potentially increased.

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Have some fire doors that need inspecting? Fire Door Experts carry out detailed fire door surveys, ensuring all non-compliances are captured, with recommended remedial works programme and schedule of associated costs.

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“I got five companies to quote for getting seven fire doors and door frames installed to my house for an HMO license. As it’s my home, it was very important to me that the fire doors don’t make the place feel like a hospital.
So I had lots of questions about how to make the fire doors look more or less like normal doors.
Fire Door Experts answered my questions promptly and in detail, and gave me a quote that was both competitive and gave me confidence about what I was signing up for.
After agreeing to the work, work started within the agreed timescale and I was kept up to date with progress.
I’m happy with the end result!”

Duncan, NW5

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